Petrified Fossil wood Faceted Cabochon

Petrified Fossil wood Faceted Cabochon

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Petrified Fossil wood Faceted Cabochon

Length x 14mm

Width x 14mm

Depth x 6mm

Weight x 2g

Proudly cut in Australia by Shane Kendrick

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Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite, or another inorganic material such as opal. The result is a fossil of the original woody material that often exhibits preserved details of the bark, wood, and cellular structures.